We've already reviewed Little Dish toddler meals in the past and the Madhouse Mini-testers' verdict was that they were very nice, so I was interested to see what they would think of their new range of fresh pasta. We received a bag of Mini Ravioli with Spinach & Ricotta and Mini Tortellini with Cheese & Tomato to review.
Both varieties are made with free range eggs, 100% natural ingredients, no unnecessary salt and no additives or preservatives. The packaging tells us that they are kid-tested and suitable for home freezing.
I decided to cook up both packs at the same time and give them to all three Madhouse Mini-testers (aged 3, 7 and 11). I snipped the tops of the bags and was impressed by the appearance of the uncooked pasta.
They look just like smaller versions of proper, grown-up, fresh pasta.
After several minutes in boiling water (3-4 minutes for the tortellini and 6-7 for the ravioli), they had gone soft but perfectly kept their shape. After consulting the Madhouse Mini-testers, they wanted to eat the pasta with just a knob of butter rather than sauce, so that they could really taste the flavours of the fillings. I had a quick taste and found them to be slightly bland but not bad at all.
As predicted, 3-year-old Pierre loved them and wolfed them down.
But they also got a thumbs up from big sisters Sophie and Juliette.
The small 230g bags are designed to contain enough for two toddler-sized servings and the two bags were the ideal quantity for three older kids' meals. They're really quick and convenient, taste lovely and I love the fact that they aren't full of unnecessary junk. They do work out quite expensive, compared to normal pasta, but you do have the reassurance of knowing that it's a natural product that isn't packed with artificial additives.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £1.99 for 230g
for more information : http://www.littledish.co.uk/our-dishes/fresh-filled-pasta.html
Disclosure : We received two bags of Little Dish pasta in order to write an honest review.
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